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|How NFL failed on two fronts to protect Cam Newton|
The NFL and its referees have some explaining to do after Cam Newton’s head was used as a piñata by the Broncos’ ferocious pass rush in the league’s opener on Thursday night. The two questions surrounding the Panthers quarterback: Why were there not more penalties called for blatant head shots? And why was he allowed...
70 points by New York Post | American football American football positions Athletic trainer The League The Play Blitz Ad nauseam Athletic training
|Over/Under Rico: Week 1|
Rico had a disappointing the season in 2015, finishing at .500 with a record of 125-125-6 (26-23-2 Best Bets) on the Over/Unders. He had a tremendous postseason, though, going 10-1. The league finished at 121 Overs, 129 Unders and six pushes. The selections for Week 1 are: Over: Bengals / Jets; Cowboys / Giants; Eagles...
-1 points by New York Post | The League Paul Scheer
|Carson Palmer on Tom Brady: If 'you get busted ... then you suffer the consequences'|
FOXBORO — Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer had a strange reaction this afternoon when asked for his feelings on the way the NFL treated Tom Brady in the Deflategate fallout.
285 points by Boston Herald | Peyton Manning 2007 singles Tom Brady New England Patriots Gillette Stadium The League
|Jimmer Fredette outdoes himself in surreal 73-point show|
Seventy-three. It wasn’t enough to win, but maybe it’s enough to get the NBA’s attention. Jimmer Fredette went off, pouring in 73 points in a Chinese Basketball Association game Sunday, falling in double-overtime but capturing the world’s notice yet again. His 73 couldn’t lift the Shanghai Sharks past the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, but they did place him in...
465 points by New York Post | Jimmer Fredette Shanghai Chinese Basketball Association Shanghai Sharks Yao Ming The Opportunity The League Hangzhou
|Colorado’s rebounding woes negates offensive improvement|
While plenty of games remain to be played, at some point Colorado men's basketball coach Tad Boyle will look back and analyze what went wrong for his club during the first half of the 2016-17 Pac-12 Conference schedule.
4 points by The Denver Post | Statistics Game Buffs The League
|NBA changing D-League name to Gatorade League|
The NBA Development League is changing its name starting next season to the NBA Gatorade League, a deal that will include a rebranding that will affect the league logo, basketballs, jerseys, on-court signage and digital properties.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | National Basketball Association Dwyane Wade The League Basketball Texas 2009–10 NBA season Dakota Wizards
|CYO basketball team in N.J. forfeits season after refusing to remove girls from roster (video)|
The nine boys and two girls on a CYO team in Clark, N.J., voted unanimously to stick together. Watch video CLARK, New Jersey -- A fifth-grade CYO basketball team is making national news after it refused an order from an archdiocese to kick two girls off the roster, instead forfeiting its season. According to nj.com, the team at St. John the Apostle, which consisted of nine boys and two girls, had played together for four years. Two weeks ago they were told by the league's director that it was illegal for the girls to be on the roster and that they must be removed or the team would forfeit its remaining games and the season as a whole. So the team was given a choice before a game Friday night: "Is your decision to play the game without the two young ladies on the team, or do you want to stay as a team as you have all year?" Matthew Dohn, a parent of one of the players, asked the team. "Show of hands for play as a team?" The vote was unanimous to keep the girls on the roster and forfeit, nj.com reports. The show of unity has brought plenty of positive attention to the team. But when the two girls on the team volunteered to sit out the final game on Saturday so the boys could play, the league's athletic director rejected the gesture, nj.com reports. "The AD said that the league director called Friday's game a 'stunt,' and because of it, the game had been canceled and the season forfeited," Keisha Martel, an assistant coach, tells nj.com. St. John's was scheduled to play Saturday at Aquinas Academy in Livingston, N.J. Leslie Thomas, the athletic director for Aquinas, tells nj.com its team was willing to play St. John's with or without girls on the roster. "I'm sick and tired of this," she said. "It's not necessary. This league is about teaching our kids sportsmanship and this is definitely not sportsmanship. If they didn't realize the girls were on the team over the years, then that's their fault, and the season should continue. At the end of the day it's not about the officials or coaches or parents - it's about the kids." Officials with the league and the archdiocese of Newark declined to comment to nj.com on the issue. A girl on the St. John's team, Kayla Martel, tells nj.com she appreciated the vote from her teammates despite the consequences. "It has a big impact on me because it shows that they care. I'm part of them just as they're part of me and they don't want to break that bond just like I don't want to break that bond," Kayla said. "I think the rules are ridiculous."
216 points by The Plain Dealer | Game Play Forfeit Saturday The League
|Michael Reilly, Zach Laramie lead Andover past Central Catholic|
Michael Reilly sat out much of the second period of Saturday night’s Dual County/Merrimack Valley 1 showdown with Central Catholic after breaking one of his skates.One period later, Reilly was breaking a scoreless tie and putting a crack in Central Catholic’s stranglehold on the league standings. The senior sniped home the game’s lone goal with 5:26 to play to lift the Golden Warriors to a big 1-0 victory against the Raiders at the Valley Forum in Lawrence.
14 points by Boston Herald | English-language films Left-wing politics Political spectrum Right-wing politics The League The Play American film actors French Revolution
|Big Ten fails to have team among early top 16 NCAA tournament seeds|
Wisconsin is ranked No. 5, but the committee wasn't impressed enough with their resume.
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Big Ten Conference Bowl Championship Series National Collegiate Athletic Association AP Poll NCAA Division I FBS National Football Championship Michigan State University Coaches' Poll The League
|Boys' basketball: Washington Prep pulls into first-place tie with Narbonne|
Washington Prep (18-9) pulled into a first-place tie in the Marine League on Wednesday with a 66-62 victory over Narbonne. Although the game is not likely to change the seedings for the City Section Open Division tournament (Washington should be No. 6 and Narbonne No. 4), the game shows that the...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | San Fernando Valley El Camino Real Van Nuys Boulevard El Camino Real The League Johnny Knoxville Paul Scheer Playoffs
|Girls' basketball: Judi Edwards delivers on promise for Fairfax to defeat Palisades|
When Judi Edwards had to come out of retirement for a second time and take over as girls' basketball coach at Fairfax two weeks ago, she asserted that the Lions would beat City Section title favorite Palisades the next time they had the opportunity. Well, her players delivered on Monday night....
1 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Paul Scheer The League Coach The Opportunity The Western The Next Time Monday
|Cup hero Fabregas ready to step up for Chelsea|
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists he can play a key role for Chelsea after scoring an extra-time brace to help the Blues knock Premier League champions Leicester City out of the League Cup on Tuesday.
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|Rivera wants officials to protect Newton|
Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to receive the same protection on helmet-to-helmet hits as other quarterbacks get in the NFL. Rivera said because of the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton’s size and the Panthers’ style of play, Newton often doesn’t draw the flags on hard hits that...
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